Game 4 of the 2013 World Series takes place tonight and we will see the St Louis Cardinals take on the Boston Red Sox at Busch Stadium in St Louis. First pitch is scheduled for an 8:17 PM (Eastern) start time and the game will be televised on FOX.
St Louis -102
Over/ Under: 7.5 O -120
Analysis: What a wild finish and a tough loss for the Sox in game 2 as they were a victim of a rare obstruction call. Boston manager John Farrell hopes his Game 4 starter can muster a solid performance despite a bum right shoulder. After going 12-1 with a 1.74 ERA in 16 regular-season starts, the right-hander has no record with a 5.40 ERA in three postseason outings and hasn't completed six innings in each of the last two. Buchholz will be pitching on plenty of rest and he has won each of his three starts while posting a 0.53 ERA pitching on at least six days rest in the regular season, plus he is 6-0 with a 1.76 ERA in eight road starts this year.
St. Louis looks to take a commanding 3-1 series lead and they are now 13-1 in their last 14 post season games at home. Getting the ball for the Cards is Lance Lynn, but he could be on a short leash as well after topping out at 83 pitches in his two previous starts this postseason. Lynn will be making his franchise-record 20th postseason appearance, though the 26-year-old is just 1-2 with a 5.82 ERA in four starts. He went 15-10 with a 3.97 ERA in 33 regular-season outings. Lynn went 9-3 with a 2.82 ERA at Busch Stadium in the regular season.
Pick: I like the over in this one. Neither starter is pitching all that well and the teams are starting hit a little, which should translate into a lot of runs in this one. Buchholz has a 5.40 ERA in the postseason, while Lynn has struggled as well with a 5.82 ERA in 4 career postseason starts. Both starters should struggled here as we see about 9 runs put up.
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